Photos by Lois Spatz of LS PHOTOS & PR Services, Wellington, FL, LoisSpatz.com
On the stormy Sunday, September 11 last week, a hundred or more Wellington residents were joined by dozens of PBSO and Boynton Beach deputies, medics and firefighters during a somber yet somewhat celebratory ceremony at the Patriot Memorial in front of Village Hall.
The Village of Wellington hosted many guests that either worked at or were personally effected by the tragedy at the 2001 Twin Towers attack. Members of the Council, Vice-Mayor John McGovern and Mayor Anne Gerwig graciously shared personal thoughts and memories of that day.
Many attendees had tears in their eyes as guest speaker firefighter Mark Harris took to the podium to tell of how he struggled in horror trying to help during that horrific and painful day, so fresh in his mind even now after fifteen years.
The evening ended when the Members of the Council, along with Regis and Tom Wenham, Harris and his wife and Matt Willhite with his son placed a red white and blue wreath beneath the slightly rusted iron pieces that were once part of the World Trade Center.